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  1. padreman

    Virtual Reality = Gaming???

    It's up for sale now, along with the computer that I put together specifically for gaming and vr (I have two computers and a laptop). I'm going to take that money to convert my freshwater tank to a saltwater. It's going to be epic and relaxing all at once. Thank you so much!
  2. padreman

    A Texan's journal

    So far so good. It was kind of shocking today that I started to think about gaming. It was a lot of euphoric recall. Even some of the old games from my child hood started to dance around my head. I also started to think about online gambling and some online poker....very bad for me. Today, I am grateful for: A good evening A nice fire and cigar Good bourben Good friends who remembered me today My awesome saltwater aquarium coming in The courage to put my gaming equipment up for sale The Texans won A good gathering with friends last night
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    Virtual Reality = Gaming???

    OK. Thank you so much for your input. I have been thinking of selling the system.
  4. So I have been playing on my Oculus Rift since it came out. I stopped using it when I turned to 2d pc games that involved RPG and FPS elements combined. Nothing compares to that high. My question is, in your experience, if you have played VR, is it also addicting? Is it really identical to PC gaming? I have found myself playing until 2am what would be considered FPS in Oculus. There are also poker games (not real money, thankfully). I just don't know if I am violating the 90 day period by playing on VR. Is there a difference in the interaction using a keyboard and mouse on a 2d screen and motion controllers in a VR headset? In other words, is this gaming? I am certain that some VR experiences would not be considered gaming, like sculpting and exercise (like boxing against a full size opponent, scary) What is your opinion?
  5. padreman

    A Texan's journal

    I am definitely experiencing withdrawals, even after several days. Today I felt empty and tired. I also suffered another round of headaches. I'm just trying to push through right now. It's good to be able to share this with everyone. I am grateful for: A beautiful day Good friends Hope Faith Love Good wine This program Smart people who are insightful who helped me understand things better today Honest people who spoke their mind today
  6. padreman

    JustTom's Journal 2: Summer Edition

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey. It is helping me too. I just got started last week. Looking forward to hearing more! I'm also going to exercise tomorrow....for the first time in several months. I worked out for several years, from 12 years old until I was 37. Why did I stop? You guessed it. Gaming. I've gamed before but still managed to work out. For some reason, this time, perhaps because of my age and tolerance, I gamed HARD CORE. But no more. I'm 39 now but I will be getting back into the exercise routine. Thank you for your example.
  7. padreman

    A Texan's journal

    The rest of the day has been tough. I didn't feel the craving to game but I feel the craving to go buy things, another addiction of mine. It sucks. But I watched module 5 tonight and it was very helpful. I also spent about 40 minutes in prayer and contemplation. I always find strength in my faith. I am grateful for: 1. My faith 2. My intelligence 3. My family that I will be seeing for Thanksgiving 4. My associate who helps me with my work 5. The new chapel we are building nearby 6. My fish 7. My computers 8. My 3d printer 9. My visit this last weekend with a close friend of mine 10. This really great keyboard I think I'm ready for bed now, lol.
  8. padreman

    A Texan's journal

    Thank you so much. I begin this morning with a lot of hope.
  9. padreman

    My journey

    Thank you for sharing all of this. Hearing the journey of someone who is a lot farther than me really helps. I also experienced similar circumstances in my childhood and turned to other addictions, from which I have stayed sober for a year. Now I'm working at gaming. The "clearing" that happens after ceasing addicting behavior results in that awareness of deeper feelings. Man, that is tough. But I remember that they were always there, causing misery in the form of addiction. At least this way, with the bad feelings, I can actually do what the better part of myself wants to do. Keep it up and go easy on yourself my friend.
  10. padreman

    A Texan's journal

    So far so good. It has definitely been a VERY difficult transition. I was literally feeling sad all day, every day, since Thursday. But today I feel a lot better. It's like a funk just lifted. I've experienced detox from other addictions, so I know what it's like. Now for the long grind.
  11. padreman

    A Texan's journal

    This is day one and I writing this journal just to get it started tonight. Today was a very tough day. I am putting my high fps monitor up for sale to help invest in another hobby (3d printing). But I also have my guitar that I can pick up. I haven't touched it once in almost a year, because of the gaming. Tonight it really helped. The modules are great and it is helping me take action.
  12. Hello all. I am starting today to give up gaming. This is super tough after I deleted/locked out all of my gaming accounts. But I am also excited because I am beginning to look at how much more I can do in life. I'm glad to be with you guys.